General Statement of Policy

EHS can provide a basic ergonomic assessment of your workstation and make recommendations for adjustments to ensure the best set up for each individual employee.

Services Available

Any on-campus (downtown or Macdonald campus) McGill employee or student working at a computer can request an assessment. EHS will come and evaluate your work station and recommend changes to positioning or new furniture when necessary. Any purchase of new furniture will be the responsibility of the unit. 

When necessary a referral to a certified Ergonomist can be provided, note that charges for this will be the responsibility of the unit.


To request an ergonomic assessment of your work station please contact our Occupational Health Program Administrator kathryn.wiens [at] (subject: Ergonomic%20Assessment%20Request) (Kathryn Wiens) x 4766, or please fill out an Online Accident Form if you are experiencing chronic pain.

The PDF icon Ergonomics Self Assessment is a tool to help ensure that your workstation is set up properly and comfortable for you. It is a good idea to review the self assessment periodically

EHS has some documents that address office ergonomics, please consult the technical sheets below.